Ross Sea Fishery in the CCAMLR Region - Agency application 2014

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Australian export from New and Exploratory Fisheries in the CCAMLR Ross Sea Region
Environmental Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Australian Fisheries Management Authority, August 2014

Agency application on ecological sustainability

About the application

The Department of the Environment received an application, Australian export from New and Exploratory Fisheries in the CCAMLR Ross Sea Region, from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority in August 2014. The application has been prepared to address the Australian Government Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries – 2nd Edition. The application will be used to assess Australian harvest from ‘New and Exploratory Fisheries’ in the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Ross Sea Region for the purposes of Part 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Consideration will be given to:

  • declaring Australian harvest from ‘New and Exploratory Fisheries’ in the CCAMLR Ross Sea Region, as managed consistent with the Commonwealth Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Commonwealth Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981, as an approved wildlife trade operation under section 303FN of the EPBC Act
  • including in the list of exempt native specimens, specimens harvested fromNew and Exploratory Fisheries’ in the CCAMLR Ross Sea Region under the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Commonwealth Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981.

In accordance with the provisions of sections 303FR and 303DC of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.

Download the application

Agency application for New and Exploratory Fisheries in the CCAMLR Ross Sea Region (PDF - 599.98 KB)
Agency application for New and Exploratory Fisheries in the CCAMLR Ross Sea Region (DOC - 3.15 MB)

The call for public comments is open from 03 September 2014 until 07 October 2014.

Please submit your comments to:

The Director
Sustainable Fisheries Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions may also be sent by fax to (02) 6274 2875, or email to sustainablefisheries@environment.gov.au

Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, would you please discuss the matter with the Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Section (02) 6274 1917.